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  • Why Did People Survive The Armenian Genocide?

    What happened during the Armenian genocide still today affects those who survived that horrific experience and even the family members of those victims who didn’t make it through and of those who did survive the genocide. The reason for the genocide was that the Ottomans believed that the Armenians were a problem in Turkey ands they needed to get rid of them in order to save Turkey and also because they were non-Muslim and believed them to be second-level and this is what led to the mass murder for those millions of Armenians. One of the many reasons the Ottomans wanted to get rid of the Armenians was because they believed that the only way to save the Turkish state was to minimize the Christian population, which were the Armenians. Also, because they felt that these non-Muslim Armenians created the decline of the Ottoman Empire and the internal demographic and economic pressures. Also, they believed that those who were non-Muslim were second-level meaning below them and felt as if they weren’t any good because their beliefs were different from theirs. Because of this they decide that they would create their own purpose, which was to deport, execute and starve the Armenians, and most important part of the Ottomans plan…

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  • From Natives To Foreigners Analysis

    extermination of the Armenians? This question sets the tone, of the overt “events ”of 1915 in the Ottoman Empire, which begs the question, how can these “events” be recognized by both, the Armenian Republic and the Turkish State; but, does not create a discourse to clearly answer what transpired? Regardless of the label used, the result was destruction of virtually every Armenian community in the Ottoman Empire, which collapsed after the war. What was left of the country transitioned into the…

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  • A Narrative Essay About Being An American

    I take trouble with the word new. I’ve always been an American even when I legally wasn’t. I became a naturalized U.S citizen at the age of sixteen two days before Christmas. Unbeknownst to me, I was a legal resident until I was awoken one morning and told to head downtown, sign a document, take an oath, and head back home for dinner. — What do you mean I wasn’t American? I said dumbfounded, for I knew no other home but the United States. Despite being born in Armenia and raised within an…

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  • Armenian Culture Essay

    For the last one hundred years, the Armenian people have existed as a diaspora spread around the world. This is due to the fact that in 1915 the Ottoman Empire began a campaign with the intention of ethnically cleansing the nation of all Other. The Armenians have long held a position of “Otherness” in the world. Being a Christian people in a Muslim empire, sharing a religion but not a cultural history with a northern neighbor, and appearing white but having traits of the “Oriental” has made…

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  • Personal Essay On Personal Life And Aspirations

    Essay 1: We are interested in learning more about you and the context in which you have grown up, formed your aspirations, and accomplished your academic successes. Please describe the factors and challenges that have most shaped your personal life and aspirations. How have these factors helped you to grow? Growing up in a large family has given me inherent advantages and disadvantages. Undoubtedly, my academic success was fostered by my parents, who stressed the importance of a…

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  • Essay On Justice For Genocide

    Is there truly justice for Genocide? Throughout the course of history, many brutal atrocities have been committed, on a genocidal scale. Some of these have resulted in court cases and punishments for the perpetrators, though many have not. Reparations, even enormous ones, do not repay the families of the murdered. This can be exemplified with the genocide of the Poles in the Katyn Woods, and the Armenian Genocide. One happened in the midst of World War II, and has been largely ignored by the…

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  • Genocide: A Documentative Analysis

    1. How should people interpret genocide when a document introduces a statement saying, “I heard with horror that a new phase of Armenian massacres…which aimed at exterminating, root and branch, the intelligent, industrious, and progressive Armenian nation, and at transferring its property to Turkish hands?” (Armenian Massacre Memoir document). People here and there encounter historical documents reviewing genocides and wars that happened during certain time periods. Nonetheless, individuals…

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  • The Armenian Genocide: The Systematic Destruction Of The Turkish Empire

    The ethnic cleansing of these minorities is known as the Armenian Genocide and included the Assyrians, Pontian, Anatolian Greeks, and the Armenian minorities ( “The Armenian Genocide”, 2015). For about three thousand years the Armenian people had a made a home for themselves in Eurasia. For some of that time the kingdom was a self governed area but, generally, control of the land moved starting with one realm then onto the next. Amid the fifteenth century, Armenia was consumed into the…

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  • The Armenian Genocide

    The denial of the Armenian genocide has been a problem for many of the Armenian people around the world. It is not only an issue of Armenian-Turkish relations, but also an issue of Armenian relations with the rest of the world. It has become a serious issue for Armenia becoming a part of the first world. The essence of the Turkish denial of the genocide includes collusion with other governments as well as using media outlets to aid their cause. Understanding the issues that are being denied is a…

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  • The Armenian Genocide: The Rise And Fall Of The Ottoman Empire

    government. With this government, Armenians were optimistic that they would have an equal status in this new state; however, they quickly realized the nationalistic Young Turks just wanted to “Turkify” the empire. According to the new government officials, non-Turks and Christian non-Turks were a great risk factor to their power. In 1914, World War I began. The Turks entered World War I siding with Germany and the Austria-Hungary. Military leaders began to believe the Armenians were traitors;…

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